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Amazing Aeroplan success to Melbourne - all J class

Amazing Aeroplan success to Melbourne - all J class

Old Jun 9, 19, 8:46 pm
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Amazing Aeroplan success to Melbourne - all J class

After months of only Air China, or mixed-class bookings, today I managed to get AC's non-stop AC YVR-MEL on the 789, then return on Singapore's A380 to SIN, 787-10 to Taiwan, and then AC's 789 back to Vancouver. This will be my first time on a 380 and a 787-10, and on Singapore Airlines.
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Old Jun 9, 19, 8:55 pm
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Ooooh congratulations! I "get" how exciting it is to finally get a preferred itin after looking for months!
Curious to know - how bad were the scam charges?
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Old Jun 9, 19, 9:01 pm
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Paid about $900... ugghh. But, obviously I decided it was worth it.
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Old Jun 9, 19, 9:18 pm
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Congrats. Great routings. Great products.
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Old Jun 9, 19, 10:13 pm
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Buy a lotto ticket! You were very fortunate to be able to get those flights.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:38 am
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How far out is your flight?
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Old Jun 10, 19, 1:25 pm
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Not sure if I should be giving a standing ovation, or a golf clap?
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Old Jun 10, 19, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Not sure if I should be giving a standing ovation, or a golf clap?
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Old Jun 11, 19, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by YVR72 View Post
After months of only Air China, or mixed-class bookings, today I managed to get AC's non-stop AC YVR-MEL on the 789, then return on Singapore's A380 to SIN, 787-10 to Taiwan, and then AC's 789 back to Vancouver. This will be my first time on a 380 and a 787-10, and on Singapore Airlines.
Well that screws it up for the rest of us for the balance of 2019!! Well done tho'...
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Old Jun 11, 19, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by YVRYEGYVR View Post
How far out is your flight?
November - so, approaching peak season.
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Old Jun 11, 19, 2:22 pm
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Good on ya', Mate!
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Old Jun 11, 19, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR72 View Post
return on Singapore's A380 to SIN
Is the SQ segment on Aeroplan redemption? I thought that was not possible, or did you get lucky?
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Old Jun 11, 19, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by 9WJAI View Post
Is the SQ segment on Aeroplan redemption? I thought that was not possible, or did you get lucky?
The whole thing is on Aeroplan redemption. So, I guess I got lucky.

Aeroplan even gave me the SQ booking reference and I went to the SQ website and chose my seats. They even sent me a message saying I could choose my meal online 4 months before the flight. The flights all show “confirmed”.

But, I’m not going to get too excited about flying in J on the 380 and 78X yet. Neither aircraft is currently operating the flights I’m on, and things can change.

I guess the good news is that SQ will have sold all their 330s to Air Canada by then.

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Old Jun 12, 19, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR72 View Post


The whole thing is on Aeroplan redemption. So, I guess I got lucky.
How long have you been monitoring/searching?

If I understood you correctly, AC released some award inventory 5-6 months out, right?

thanks
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Old Jun 12, 19, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ijakov View Post
How long have you been monitoring/searching?

If I understood you correctly, AC released some award inventory 5-6 months out, right?

thanks
There are some pro Aeroplan searchers on here that tell me that searching, for elusive SQ or LH F or other, requires daily effort at the very least, but how far in advance is YMMV. Quite often people here truly luck out after minimum effort.
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